Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport River.

Top Stories in Westport

Important Westport coldwater trout streams protected

The Buzzards Bay Coalition recently completed the permanent protection of two properties in Westport that contain sensitive and increasingly-rare coldwater streams, which support native sea-run brook trout and other wildlife.

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Marion takes leadership role in reducing nitrogen pollution to Buzzards Bay

The Town of Marion recently took a major step forward in the effort to combat water pollution in Buzzards Bay with the adoption of regulations that will require new construction to install nitrogen-reducing septic systems. 

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10 beautiful beaches on Buzzards Bay to visit this summer

Some of these Buzzards Bay beaches are crowd favorites, while others are hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

2020 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 04
Sakonnet Point, RI to New Bedford,
New Bedford
Teens take action
Fri, September 25 -
Fri, November 06
Onset Bay Center ,
Wareham
Safe Boating for Beginners
Sat, October 03
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Onset Bay Center,
Wareham

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: